Tennessee Weatherman shares recipe for ‘mailbox lasagna’

Everyone makes lasagna a little differently, but I’ve never heard of anyone making lasagna like this before.

It’s no secret that it was hot outside. We saw temperatures in the upper 90s and even 100 degrees at one point. This doesn’t even take into account the heat index. I remember a few years ago when we were having a heat wave, I decided to see if I could bake cookies inside my truck.

I thought it was pretty cool to see if it would work, and I wasn’t disappointed with the result. So far this is the only cooking “challenge” I’ve heard of involving the outside temperature…apart from people frying eggs on the hot concrete…which, at in my opinion, not too hygienic. Earlier today, I came across another Twitter cooking challenge from meteorologist Brian Smith at the WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What he shared is something I have mixed feelings about.

Lasagna mailbox

Brian Smith shared an on-air lasagna recipe unlike any I’ve ever seen before. I’m a pasta fanatic so I’m willing to try most pasta. However, this lasagna is one that I wonder if it would be A. even good, and B. even work.

Meat lasagna


In the video posted to Twitter, Smith shared a recipe for Mailbox Lasagna. What is Mailbox Lasagna? Well, it’s a lasagna you cook in your mailbox on a hot summer day. Weird, right? Here’s how you should do it:

  • First, you want to cook your meat ahead of time. Its very important.
  • Then you’ll assemble the lasagna just like you would regular lasagna in a dish that can fit inside your mailbox.
  • Additional note: Be sure to clean out your mailbox before putting it in, as you don’t want spiders, wasps, and other objects inside your mailbox in your food.
  • Once you’ve done that, put everything in your mailbox and close the door.
  • Let it sit in your mailbox for four to eight hours.
  • Then when you get home, get your mail and your dinner.

If you’re ready to try that mailbox lasagna, take a look at the forecast for the next few days, pick the hottest day of the week, and give it a try. It might not be too bad!

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